[Tagging] Dispute on tagging place=* in Turkmenistan

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 15:11:45 UTC 2019

sent from a phone

> On 2. Jan 2019, at 01:11, Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com> wrote:
> I understand that the UK is an exception, because the status of
> 'town', 'village', 'city' and so on relates to whether a given
> settlement has a church, a market, and similar facilities, and
> therefore does reflect somewhat the status of the settlement relative
> to its hinterland. (That scheme would surely not work for the US,
> where for instance, we have many country churches that are not part of
> larger settlements; it may be that the rectory is the only house
> within a couple of km in any direction.)

this is not a contradiction, it eventually shows there simply isn’t (or wasn’t) a town/village around. “church” isn’t the only criterion, it works quite well for the christian European context.

Cheers, Martin 

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